Category Archives: Italian

Perfect Pasta – Orecchiette with greens

intermediate Serves: 4-6 Prep: 1 hr 15 min, plus resting dough and drying pasta Cook: 20 min Ingredients small handful of greens, such as broccoli raab, spring greens or chard, tough stalks removed, leaves sliced into bite-sized pieces extra virgin … Continue reading

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Real mint and choc chip mascarpone ice cream

Serves: 6 Prep: 20 min, plus cooling and 6 hrs freezing Cook: 10 min Ingredients 50g caster sugar 100ml water 1 handful fresh mint leaves 250g Mascarpone 500ml ready-made custard 150ml double cream 100g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, roughly … Continue reading

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Boozy espresso laced ice cream

Serves: 8 Prep: 3 min Ingredients 1 litre vanilla ice cream, or your favourite flavour 4 shots of hot espresso coffee a selection of liqueurs, uch as Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Tia Maria, whiskey, brandy, Baileys Method 1. Simply divide the … Continue reading

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Naan bread

Serves: Makes 6 large breads Prep: 15 min, plus 1 hr 20 mins resting Cook: 25 min Ingredients 150ml hand-hot Milk 2 tsp caster sugar 2 tsp dried active Yeast 450g plain flour 0.5 tsp Salt 1 tsp Baking powder … Continue reading

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Tiramisu

Serves: Serves 4-6 Prep: 20 min Cook: 10 min Ingredients 1 vanilla pod, or 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 free-range egg yolks 50g caster sugar 250g Mascarpone 250ml double cream, lightly whipped 350ml strong fresh coffee, cooled 2 tbsp rum … Continue reading

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Raspberry and nougat semi-freddo

Serves: 6 Prep: 35 min, plus freezing overnight Ingredients oil, for greasing 4 Eggs 4 tbsp caster sugar 325g Mascarpone 100g nougat, chopped into small pieces 100g Raspberries mint sprigs, to decorate For the raspberry sauce: 200g Raspberries 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Limoncello

Serves: makes about 1 litre Prep: 15 min, plus 1 month infusing Cook: 5 min Ingredients 200g caster sugar 150ml water zest and juice of 6 unwaxed lemons 700ml eau-de-vie (colourless fruit liqueur), 40-80% proof, or vodka Method 1. Put … Continue reading

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